Flooding of our homes, basements and streets is a serious problem for many people in our community. When we’ve suffered through these events for years, it can feel like it is a problem that will never go away. Thankfully, there is hope.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is preparing a Stormwater Management Master Plan for the “Roberts Road Study Area,” which includes most of Hickory Hills, Palos Hills, Justice, Bridgeview and portions of Bedford Park.
Through this study, MWRD is evaluating a wide range of potential solutions to reduce urban flooding and basement backups, with a particular focus on creative, natural solutions called green infrastructure. They are conducting a public engagement process to fully understand the scope of the flooding problem within the study area and residents’ willingness to help be part of the solution. The most valuable part of the study will be the information that comes from you, residents and business owners in this study area.
The MWRD team—which includes an engineering firm that is closely studying flooding causes and alternatives to reduce flooding—is hosting two public meetings this fall. Please attend a public meeting to share your ideas and opinions about actions we can take to reduce flooding. Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bridgeview Public Library
7840 W. 79th St.
Bridgeview, IL 60457
Local leaders and residents will have an opportunity to make a difference in how your community addresses flood problems. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have questions or comments, please contact Malcolm Mossman at 312-754-0405.